• Report: Yulee man hit with Taser after he urinates in road


    A Nassau County man was hit with a shot from a Taser after he was observed urinating in a road, deputies said. 

    Larry Brussell, 44, was spotted urinating in the median at 8th Street in Fernandina Beach on Dec. 2, a Nassau County Sheriff's Office report said. 

    A deputy made contact with Brussell, but Brussell was combative and challenged the deputy to shoot him, the arrest report said. 

    After Brussell cursed at the officer, the deputy backed away but Brussell kept advancing, the report said. 

    The deputy deployed his Taser with "positive effect," the report said. Brussell was struck in the stomach and was "fully locked." 

    The report said that Brussell eventually calmed down after he was placed in a squad car later agreed to make a statement. 

    Brussell is charged with exposing sex organs and disorderly intoxication.

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